When arthritis of the knee has become more advanced and painful such that the life of the person affected is severely affected and where conservative measures (as outlined in the “Early Knee Arthritis” section) have failed, then other treatment options need to be considered. In most patients a partial or total knee replacement is necessary, but on a proportion of patients we are able to offer a novel joint preserving device called the KineSpring.
Partial and Total Knee joint replacements are very successful procedures, giving affected patients a “new lease of life”. We offer all types of replacement to our patients and we carefully select the best type for each patient individually based on various factors.
The KineSpring device is showing great promise in selected patients with arthritis limited to the inner side of the joint. It can help to delay or avoid the need for partial knee replacement.